[oclug] [OT] Garage Sale Update
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linuxdoctor.biz
Fri Jun 11 17:33:15 EDT 2004
On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:08:26 -0400
Ross Jordan <rjordan at numb.ca> wrote:
> FYI: I'm currently in the pink lab on the 3rd floor of MC; they are
> running NCD xterms /w Samsung 17" displays. The 6th floor UNIX lab
> was recently upgraded, I think they are now running Neoware xterms
> with 17" LCDs (upgraded from fairly old HP 19" B&W CRTs).
In my day, *nothing* was pink. All the colours were very stark back
then. The "Red Room" was fire-engine red and other architectual features
were mostly primary colours of the darkest and starkest possible hue.
This was also the First Orange Age when people insisted that orange was
an acceptable colour to be seen wearing in public, even caught dead..
Actually, there was something that was pink. As I recall, around
1976 or 1977 there was a Work of Art mounted on a shoulder height
pedestal that bore a remarkable resemblance to somebody's buttocks. (I
kid you not!) I don't recall the artist's name or the name of the work,
but this thing created quite a stir on campus.
This particular work of art was made of fibreglass mounted on a
pedestal of bronze, if my member serves. It was situated right
where the three main pathways from the Physics building, the Math
building and the Library converged, and as you left the main entrance
of the Math building, you would get a splendid view of the `crack' as
you made you way up the pathway towards the Library. .(I don't expect
that those pathways still exist after 30 years, but are they still
there?) It didn't last very long, for a group of enterprising
engineering students(at least it was assumed that they were engineering
students) blew the thing up with explosives.
I haven't been on the UW campus since 1984. I've got to get back there
some day just to check out what the place looks like. The campus is
probably twice the size it had been. Back then, the only thing on
the other side of Columbia was the Dentistry faculty and a large
cornfield. I hear it is somewhat more populated than it once was.
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does not mean that they possess a higher intelligence,
as the content of what they talk about amply demonstrates.
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